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PennDOT To Hold Public Hearing On Headquarters Road Bridge Replacement In Tinicum Township

PennDOT News | November 29th, 2016

PennDOT will hold a public hearing for the replacement of the Headquarters Road over Tinicum Creek bridge project in Tinicum Township, Bucks County, on Tuesday, December 13, beginning at 6:30 PM.

The public hearing will be held at Palisades High School which is located at 35 Church Hill Road, Kintersville. The hearing will give citizens an opportunity to give testimony to PennDOT on the Department’s draft Categorical Exclusion Evaluation (CEE) for the project’s recommended preferred alternative: Two-lane bridge replacement. Three minutes will be allotted to each speaker. An opportunity for private testimony will also be available and written comments will be accepted.

The draft CEE is available for review at the Tinicum Township Building at 163 Municipal Road, Pipersville; Pipersville Free Library at 7114 Old Easton Road, Pipersville; The Tinicum Conservancy at 965 River Road, Erwinna; Bucks County Conservation District at 1456 Ferry Road, Doylestown; and PennDOT Engineering District office at 7000 Geerdes Boulevard, King of Prussia. The draft CEE can also be viewed online at:

Written comments on the draft CEE should be submitted to the District Office by Janurary 12th, 2017. Please address all correspondence to:

Ryan M. Whittington, E.I.T. Consultant Project Management (HNTB)
PA Department of Transportation
Engineering District 6-0
7000 Geerdes Boulevard, King of Prussia, PA 19406

PennDOT closed Headquarters Road on March 2, 2011, between Red Hill Road and Tankhannen Road, due to deterioration of the concrete deck.

The posted detour directs motorists over Red Hill Road, Dark Hollow Road, and Route 32 (River Road). Trucks are being detoured over Route 611, Route 413, Stump Road/Tohickon Hill Road, and Route 32 (River Road).

PennDOT closed the bridge after an inspection discovered a 3 ½-foot-by-1 ½-foot- wide hole in the bridge deck. The bridge was reduced to one lane in April 2010, due to damage to the sidewalls.

The three-span, concrete encased I-beam bridge was built in 1919. It is 80 feet long and 18 feet wide. The structure carried 638 vehicles a day and was posted with a 10-ton weight limit at the time of its closure.